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 Enter Your Best Shot in Ranger Rick's Photo Contest!

Details for Ranger Rick's "YOUR BEST SHOTS" Contest

Who can enter?
Anyone 13 or under may enter, with a parent’s or guardian’s permission. You do not need to subscribe to Ranger Rick to enter the contest.

What kinds of photos?
Send us your best original nature photographs. They may be photos you took with a camera or a phone. Any photo with a wildlife or landscape theme is perfect. Please note: YOU must be the photographer of any photos(s) you enter. 

How to enter:

  • Select your original nature photograph and size it properly.
  • Have your parent or guardian read the official rules.
  • Submit your entry online. (There is no entry fee.)
  • Submit no more than three (3) photos per month.

When?
This contest is ongoing with no entry deadline so you can enter your photos at any time. Every month winners will be selected by the judges and posted in the Recent Contest Winners slideshow on the contest home page. But keep your entries coming! This contest is ongoing.

What if I win?

  • Every month, winners will be selected by the judges and posted on the contest homepage in the Recent Contest Winners slideshow.
  • Online winners will be in the running for Ranger Rick's "Your Best Shots" Magazine Award.
  • Magazine Award winners will be selected three times each year for publication in RANGER RICK magazine's December-January, April, and August issues. 

If you win the magazine award . . .

The RANGER RICK staff will contact you before publishing your winning shot in the magazine. Please be prepared to send us the original digital image of your winning photograph.

Prizes:
"Your Best Shots" Magazine Award winners will receive a certificate of recognition and five copies of the magazine displaying their winning photo.

Enter now!

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Ranger Rick   Frequently Asked Questions: 
 

What are the deadlines for entering?  
This photo contest is ongoing. Every month, winners will be selected by the judges and posted on the contest homepage in the Recent Contest Winners slideshow. Online winners will be in the running for Ranger Rick's "Your Best Shots" Magazine Award. Magazine Award winners will be selected three times each year for publication in RANGER RICK magazine's December-January, April, and August issues. 

What kinds of photos should I submit?

Send us your best original nature photographs. Anything with a wildlife or landscape theme is perfect for this contest. Clear, simple photos of wild animals or plants are great, but let your imagination go wild! 

Get photography tips and find out how easy it is to take better photos.

What size should my photo be?
All entries must be 2 megabytes or smaller in size, in JPG format, and be at least 600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 600 pixels tall (if a vertical image).  

Should I provide a caption or description of my photo?
Descriptions are a great way to interest others in your photographs. Please tell us briefly about your picture. Where did you take it? How did you get the shot?

Do photo entries have to be shot with a digital camera?
Your digital entries do not have to be created with a digital camera. They can be from your phone or scans of negatives. Slides are also acceptable. But they must be your very own original photographs. 

Where are the rules and entry form?
Follow these links to the official rules and entry form.

What if I win?
If you’re one of our Magazine Award winners, the RANGER RICK staff will contact you before publishing your winning shot in the magazine. Please be prepared to send us the original digital image of your winning photograph.

Who can I contact for more information?
Send your questions to RRcontest@nwf.org

Failure to follow rules may result in disqualification.

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